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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

(1870-1963), Home Secretary, 1st High Commissioner of Palestine and leader of the Liberal Party

Sitter in 45 portraits
Entered Parliament as a Liberal MP in 1902. When the Liberals formed a government in 1905, he became Under-Secretary at the Home Office. He held many government offices, including Home Secretary (twice), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (twice), and Postmaster General. In 1914, he proposed to the cabinet that Britain sponsor the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine after the war. His advocacy for this cause was an important element in the Zionists' success. In 1920, Samuel was appointed the first High Commissioner of Palestine in charge of the new civil administration to be established in Palestine under a League of Nations mandate. His five years in Palestine marked the high point of his career.

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39163

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39163

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94120

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930
NPG x94120

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88323

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88323

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1931, by Press Association Photos - NPG x184174

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1931

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 1931
NPG x184174

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x7206

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1932
NPG x7206

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x15559

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print on photographer's card mount, circa 1932
NPG x15559

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by Mark Wayner (Weiner) - NPG D23330

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23330

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158102

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158103

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158104

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 25 January 1928
NPG x162693

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 25 January 1928
NPG x162694

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